published Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Cleveland, Tenn.

Location: Central Bradley County

Size: 33 square miles. The county has 338 square miles.

Population (2011 Census estimate): 41,723.

County population (2011 Census estimate): 100,055.

Year founded: 1837.

Mayor: Tom Rowland.

Type of government: City council/manager. Five council members elected by districts. Mayor and two council members elected at large. Council appoints city manager.

Schools: Arnold Memorial, Blythe-Bower, Mayfield, Ernest L. Ross, George R. Stewart elementaries, Donald P. Yates Primary, Cleveland Middle, Cleveland High, Cleveland State Community College and Lee University.

Attractions: MainStreet Cruise-in, fourth Saturdays, April-October. Apple Festival, Oct. 19-20, 2013. Halloween Block Party, Oct. 31, 2013, downtown Cleveland.

Traditions: Farmers markets downtown and on Peerless Road.

Famous event: In February 2009, German chemical company Wacker announced a new plant, now a $1.8 billion investment.

Fun fact: History enthusiasts conduct a tour each November at Fort Hill Cemetery. Lee University’s Lee Singers choir performed at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013.

Famous landmark: The Museum Center at Five Points is on Inman Street.

Famous residents: William Breuer, author; Anthony Burger, pianist; Doyle Dykes, guitarist; Phil Driscoll, trumpet player; Paul Huff, World War II Medal of Honor recipient; Phil Stacey, “American Idol” contestant; Billy Graham, evangelist; Todd Starnes, Fox News radio commentator; Steve Sloan, University of Alabama and Atlanta Falcons football; Lou Fitzgerald, baseball player, manager, recruiter in the majors and minors.

“It has a small-town feel and wonderful access to the larger cities. It’s a beautiful area.”

— Cindy Glenn, transplant from Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Cleveland resident for the past 18 months

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